Phoenix Films’ love story Mignon ‘Mossie’ Van Wyk, has won Best Feature
Film at the Richard Harris International Film Festival for 2017!
The producers, as well as Thandi Puren, represented Phoenix Films at the festival this
past weekend in the town of Limerick, Ireland, where both Mignon ‘Mossie’ van
Wyk as well as Phoenix Films’ latest psychological thriller, Siembamba
(starring Reine Swart and Thandi Puren), screened as nominees in the category of
Best Feature Film.
Mignon ‘Mossie’ Van Wyk, is a touching coming-of-age story narrated by the
quiet but observant sister, starring Erica Wessels (Hatchet Hour, Alles Wat Mal
Is), Deanre Reiners (Dis Koue Kos, Skat, Verskietende Ster), and
introduces Tanika Fourie.
This win follows that of Phoenix Films’ debut Treurgrond, which won Best
Feature Film at the Richard Harris International Film Festival in 2016.
Treurgrond, starring Steve Hofmeyr, in the moving story of a community of
farmers, families and investigators dealing with the ongoing epidemic murders seen in
Treurgrond, Mignon ‘Mossie’ van Wyk and Siembamba were
all directed by Oscar-nominated director Darrell Roodt, who also received the Lifetime
Achievement award from the festival this year.
Phoenix Films couldn’t be more proud, and would like to thank all our producers,
investors, cast and wonderful production teams for holding these films up to an
international standard for the world to see.